Garden of Forgiveness


Landscape ArchitectGustafson Porter (US-UK)
Area20,196 sq m
FloraAlbizia julibrissin, Bauhinia purpurea, Cercis siliquastrum, Citrus sp., Cupressus sempervirens, Delonix regia, Eriobotrya japonica, Diospyrus kaki, Fortunella japonica, Eucalyptus ficifolia, Jacaranda mimoseafolia, Largestroemia indica, Magnolia grandiflora, Melia azedarach, Olea europea, pinus pinea, paulownia tomentosa, punica granatum, Morus kagayme, Roystonea regia, schinus molle, Sophora secundiflora
Public ArtNone

A project initiated by Solidere on 2.3 ha of land at the heart of the city center, in the Maarad-Nejmeh area, the garden is on an archeological site overlooked by several places of worship. The design includes numerous historical layers.

Representing Lebanon’s varied landscapes, from the mountains to the sea, the design symbolizes unity, as it brings together terraces of fruit and olive trees, lush Mediterranean flora, rose trellises and a core of water elements. The project is on hold.